16 Celebs Who Have Canceled Events Because Of Their Mental Health

16 Celebs Who Have Canceled Events Because Of Their Mental Health
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16 Celebs Who Have Canceled Events Because Of Their Mental Health

Celebs are learning to put their careers on pause to care for their mental well-being.

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Life can be overwhelming sometimes, no matter who you are. It's important to look after your mental health as you deal with the highs and the lows.

1. Celebrities are also starting to publicly reveal that they're taking time off for their mental health, like Shawn Mendes did after recently canceling the remainder of his tour.


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He announced the cancellation, in part saying, "The truth is that even with so much success I still find it hard to feel like I'm not failing."

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Shawn's not the only celebrity to be honest with fans about having to cancel events over their mental health. Here are some others who did the same.

2. Justin Bieber canceled part of his 2017 Purpose tour to focus on his mental health.


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3. Ariana Grande put her tour on hold to care for herself following the attack at her show in Manchester during 2017's Dangerous Woman tour.


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4. Kanye West canceled the last leg of his Saint Pablo tour in 2016 after being hospitalized for his mental health.


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5. Selena Gomez canceled a portion of her Revival world tour in 2016 to seek mental health treatment in relation to anxiety and depression that resulted from her lupus diagnosis.


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6. Zayn Malik left a One Direction world tour to manage stress and anxiety away from the spotlight in 2015.


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7. Demi Lovato had to cancel a concert and a game show appearance in 2018 after hospitalization for substance abuse and mental health struggles.


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8. Simone Biles pulled out of the team event at the Tokyo Olympics after mental health struggles were impacting her performance earlier in the games.


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9. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open in 2021 to prioritize her mental health.


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10. Kid Cudi has opened up about going to rehab and stepping away from social media at different points of his career to protect his mental health.

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11. Pete Davidson has taken time away from his career to get help for his mental health on several occasions.


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12. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took time off after the birth of their son, Archie, during which time they determined they wanted to step away from life as working royals.


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13. Chloe Kim announced her decision to take a year away from competitive snowboarding between the 2022 and 2026 Winter Games to focus on her mental health.


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14. Kit Harington took a year away from acting after Game of Thrones to focus on mental health and well-being.


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15. Solange canceled European tour dates in 2013, citing mental health struggles.


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16. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro took time off of Jersey Shore in 2021 to seek mental health treatment.


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Who are your favorite celebs speaking out about mental health? Share your thoughts in the comments!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.

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